Baltimore 21st – 23rd March 2014

Hi all,

We’re going to head to Baltimore for the weekend of the 21st to 23rd of March. This should be the first proper weekend away of the 2014 diving season.

As usual this weekend is open to everyone, but places will be limited (the boat can only take so many and we can only do so many trips out per day) so I’ll sign people up on a first come first served basis.

If you’re planning to come down I need you to give me the following information:

-What night(s) you intend to stay (Fri/Sat).
-If you need a lift.
-If you are driving, how many passengers you can take.
-If you’re a trainee, how many dives you’ve done.

Our plan will be to bring the boat and dive in the sea, but just in case the weather is against us, I’m going to ask everyone coming to fill out a permit application for Lough Hyne. The form is here. These need to be returned to me by the 1st of March. This is a restriction placed upon us by National Parks and Wildlife Service. If you don’t return the permit in time, and we end up having to dive Lough Hyne, you won’t be able to dive.

Costs should be pretty much the same as a normal dive weekend. I haven’t finalised these figures, so they are subject to change, but as a rough estimate:

-€25 pp/night for accommodation.
-€10 pp/day for food.
-€10 per dive for boat dives (depends on how much fuel we use).

Any questions, give me a shout!

Annual Inventory

The club’s annual inventory will take place this year on Thursday the 8th of November at 6pm. At the inventory, we will hopefully be able to get an accurate picture of what gear we have, it’s state of repair and what we need to look into repairing/replacing.

This is an important activity and I hope that as many members as possible will come along to help out. It would be particularly beneficial (and appreciated) if newer members participated in this inventory as it serves as a great introduction to the gear we use and how it is stored and maintained. This is especially useful before you undertake the initial pool scuba training in the NMCI at the end of November. It’s also a nice way to get to know some of the older members of the club.

If loyalty to your club and being social aren’t enough reasons to persuade you to go, there should be free pizza (and maybe alcohol).

Ruairí